YPT’s 20th Anniversary Giving Voice Award Gala is this Saturday!

Eat, drink, dance and give back ... to the future! Celebrate YPT's 20th Anniversary THIS SATURDAY with an elegant and eclectic Back to the Future-themed gala evening. Click for more information!

Our 20Fest plays and playwrights!

You've met the nine other theater companies performing student-written plays at our upcoming 20th Anniversary Festival - now meet our wonderful student playwrights and find out about the plays themselves! 20Fest is coming up Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7pm at Theater J - be there for a FREE theater event 20 years in the making! The… Continue reading Our 20Fest plays and playwrights!

Introducing our 20th Anniversary Festival partners!

Meet Team #20Fest! In honor of our 20th anniversary year, YPT is launching our performance season with a very special showcase: The 20th Anniversary Festival! On Friday, December 12, 2014, at 7pm at Theater J, YPT will join forces with nine other DC-area theater companies to bring twenty beloved student-written stories back to life onstage. Read on to find out more about all nine partner theaters!

Wows, Wonders and Lessons From The 524 Project

About a year ago, YPT teamed up with Detroit-based arts educator InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO) and DC documentary film company Meridian Hill Pictures (MHP) to create The 524 Project, a cross-country collaboration that connected a class at Ballou Senior High School in Washington, DC with one at Western International High School in Detroit. Named after the 524 miles… Continue reading Wows, Wonders and Lessons From The 524 Project

New Voices Share New Visions at New Visions/New Voices 2014

On May 16, 2014, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) professionals from all over the world made their way into the Family Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Laughter echoed off the wood-panelled walls as they caught up with old friends and admired the elegant space where they would spend the… Continue reading New Voices Share New Visions at New Visions/New Voices 2014

Hidalgo County A-Z: a YPTexas Primer

If you haven’t tuned in to our Facebook or Twitter feeds recently, you may have missed the good news: we’re headin’ to Texas! We at Young Playwrights’ Theater are thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with an elementary school in Hidalgo County, TX to bring our In-School Playwriting Program out of the DC metro area… Continue reading Hidalgo County A-Z: a YPTexas Primer

The Rogue Race

Teaching is hard every day. Even when my lesson plan is clear and my students are completely absorbed and engaged, teaching is really hard. I feel the same way about running. It doesn’t matter if it’s a humid July afternoon in DC or a cool spring morning, whether I’m jogging on the treadmill or stumbling… Continue reading The Rogue Race

14 Things We’re Excited About in 2014

Happy New Year! YPT recently counted down 14 things (of many) that we make us jazzed about 2014, and we're excited to share them with you. 1. More students, more schools. Last year, YPT reached 1,800 students, more than ever before in our history. And 2014 is on track to be our biggest year yet,… Continue reading 14 Things We’re Excited About in 2014

Dedicated Donors: Wedding Series

We love when our donors are as creative as our students! Over the past year, some of our dedicated donors have given to YPT through their weddings. We are grateful for their generosity and their commitment to arts education, so we wanted to talk a bit more to them about their relationship with YPT as… Continue reading Dedicated Donors: Wedding Series

Playwriting Competitions

YPT classrooms are overflowing with talent, and many students are inspired to continue writing after our residency in the classroom ends. We love that playwriting has become an important platform for our students, and we want to pass along several playwriting competitions that focus on young artists and provide an opportunity for recognition, a chance… Continue reading Playwriting Competitions